The Punjab Police have taken into custody a most-wanted Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant, who was deported from Malaysia on Thursday.
Satpal Singh was arrested from the suburb of Cheras in Malaysia for immigration offences on January 4 and deported to Delhi on Thursday.
He was allegedly involved in forging documents for several BKI members, who were involved in a series of bombings in Punjab in 2006. Later, he had fled to Malaysia.
“Jalandhar (Rural) Police had registered a case regarding fake passports on Satpal Singh earlier. He is not directly involved in any terrorist activity, but he is a sympathiser of Babbar Khalsa International and had been making fake passports of Babbar Khalsa International militants, planning their escapes and travel plans.
The interrogation is on,” a senior police official said.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural), Yurinder Singh said, “I cannot comment on the issue at this moment.”
“We believe, he is a part of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) and he had been supplying the group with fake travel documents and using our country as a transit point for their activities,” a statement issued by Mohamad Fuzi Harun, Director of Special Task Force (Operations and Counter Terrorism) of Malaysia, said.
“We will continue to work closely with our counterparts in other countries to detect and eliminate such militant elements from within our borders,” the statement added.
Besides Satpal, the others who were arrested in 2011 included a restaurant owner Amarjit Singh, a music teacher Daljit Singh and a construction contractor Kawal Singh Soundh.